Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, in order to
recognize the importance and value to the Business Law Section of the many
hours of volunteer service provided to the Section and its Committees by its
members, establishes the David S. Caplan Award for Meritorious Service. The award
is named in honor of Mr. Caplan, former Chair of the Technology and Venture Law
Committee, who, despite his personal physical challenges, was always willing to
volunteer his time, his effort, and his ideas for the benefit of the Section.
Caplan Award will be presented annually at the Annual Meeting of the Business
Law Section held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the New York State
Bar Association. The recipient of the award shall be selected by a committee
consisting of the three most immediate past chairs of the Section, with the
person who was the Chair three years earlier being the chair the Committee. If
any such member of the Committee is unable or unwilling to serve, the Chair of
the Section, in consultation with the other executive officers of the Section,
shall select an alternate member of the Committee for that year, and if
required, designate the Committee Chair.
announcement requesting nominees shall be published in the summer or the fall
edition of the Section’s Business Law Journal. Members of the Section’s
Executive Committee will also be invited to submit nominees. The Committee
shall seek to finalize the selection of the recipient no later than November 15th
each year. The recipient shall be presented with an appropriate plaque at the
Annual Meeting. A list of all award recipients shall be included on the
Section’s website and an announcement identifying the award recipient shall be
included in the Business Law Journal.
Executive Officers of the Section are authorized to take such other action as
they deem appropriate to publicize the nomination process and the identity of
the recipient of the award.
Stuart B. Newman, Esq.
Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
New York, NY
Past Award Recipients:
2018 - Bruce J. Baker, Esq.
2017 - Paul H. Silverman, Esq.
2016 - Frederick G. Attea, Esq.
2015 - Samuel F. Abernethy, Esq.
2014 - David L. Glass, Esq.